Michael Keesey has been named Chief Financial Officer at Sterling Bay, announced Principal Andy Gloor. In addition to leading the financial management of the firm’s operations, Mr. Keesey will be a key member of Sterling Bay’s executive management team, playing an essential role in implementing the company’s strategic growth plan.
“Michael’s financial leadership and experience working for private equity firms and growing organizations is impressive,” said Gloor. “He possesses the right skills to lead Sterling Bay as it continues to expand – we are thrilled he has joined our team.”
Mr. Keesey joins Sterling Bay from Riordan, Lewis & Haden Equity Partners in Los Angeles, California where he was chief financial officer – the first to hold the position – and chief compliance officer of the $700 million private equity and growth capital firm. While there he developed best practices for corporate governance and controls used across the firm’s entire portfolio of companies.
Before that he served in the same capacity at CHS Capital LLC where he designed and implemented back office operations capable of supporting the firm’s growth from $500 million to $2 billion in assets under management.
With more than 30 years of experience – the last 16 years spent in the C-suite – Mr. Keesey is well-versed in internal controls, finance, accounting, tax, information systems and compliance.